Medicine: Big Dispute (Cont'd)

Young Judge Lester William Roth of Los Angeles, who "used to be a newspaperman myself,"† pleased the newspapermen covering his courtroom by continuing into last week the dispute .about the incipient gigantism of 235-lb., 6-ft., 14-year-old Adolph Roome (TIME, April 6). Last fortnight Judge Roth assured large Adolph's mother that her onetime husband, Dr. Adolph Edward Roome Jr. would not be allowed to "experiment'' on Adolph with pituitary extract. Said the Judge then: "The boy is not a guinea pig.'' But last week, Dr. Roome having shown that pituitary extract treatments are now...

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